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Old 01-09-2009
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Torsion bars alignment

Ok I have read up on cranking the tbars, I just got my truck today, its an 03 ranger edge 4.0L 4wd 5spd manual. The front end looks low, the tires are stock, but rub at full turn. Maybe the tbars were lowered??? WTF??? Someone told me that maybe someone lowered them for alignment. Anyways I want to crank the tbars all the way, or maybe just 2 inches or something so that I dont rub and it looks level with the back, but I do not have money for an alignment after I emptied my account to get the truck. How much does an alignment cost? Will I be ok with cranking the tbars without getting an alignment? What if i went a few months and then got the alignment? What will I wear or break without getting an alignmet? Is it worth it to crank them without one? Go for it or no? How many inches can you gain?
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Firestone has a lifetime alignment service, I will get it within the next few months, but for now If I crank the tbars will I be alright? And someone told me that alignment shops most likely lowered the tbars during the trucks last alignment and that its the cheap way to do an alignment. Is this what firestone will do also?

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Don't max out the bars. I would crank them to get around 2" of lift max. You will need an alignment. If you don't you will wear out your front tires. I don't think the shop will lower them to stock ride height to align it. You can align it with them cranked, but you will probably need camber bolt installed to allow for more adjustment. Where I work we charge $58 for an alignment.
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